Island Allure

Q. I desperately want an island in my kitchen but do not have the space. Have you ever replaced the table with and an island?

A. Yes, I have replaced kitchen tables with an island and my clients have all loved the change. This typically occurs because we take a wall down in between the kitchen and dining room as shown here or because a new space was added on such as a great room. If the existing kitchen cabinets are not being replaced and or the counter-tops are not changing then take a look at Mixing Up Surfaces . I love using wood on the island surface especially when there is not a table in the kitchen. It brings a warmth to the island and creates an inviting atmosphere not to mention those fabulous pendants by Circa Lighting. The island can be counter or bar height depending on which you prefer and what works best for your family.

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  • kcw

    I have been wanting to do this since we bought our house, this gives me some great inspiration to get moving.

  • http://adoreyourplace.com/ Cathy from Adore Your Place

    I’m so glad, I personally love how an island becomes a gathering place.

  • Michelle Harter

    Thanks for this post. I am in the middle of this renovation and the island has been a sticking point because we can’t afford to do the counters right now. Wood on the top is brilliant!

    • http://www.facebook.com/cathy.wolfram.1 Cathy Wolfram

      Michelle I am so glad the post was helpful you can also email me anytime in Just Ask if you need specific project questions answered, its free :)

      • Michelle Harter

        Omg. I have so many ?s. can I send pics?

        • http://adoreyourplace.com/ Cathy from Adore Your Place

          Absolutely ask away! Go to my Just Ask category and send through there email pictures to cathy@adoreyourplace.com :)